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[Build Log] Running before Crawling - 4930K - Rampage IV Black Edition - R9 290x

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Hey peeps of OCN,

I thought I might leave a record of my first foray into PC building/gaming.

Now the reasons as to why this build log is called Running before Crawling are
  1. This is my first PC build
  2. This is my first time watercooling
  3. I won't be building in a conventional case, I will be making a PC desk Custom PC Case
  4. I am skipping flexible hose and going straight to acrylic
  5. This is my first build log

Now like I alluded to in point 3, I am not building in a conventional case. I am infact going to be building a custom desk PC with all the components built into the desk.

That idea has been scrapped due to space constraints, my alternate location is no longer viable and I just ran out of surface area by centimeters :/

Now before people say you should have this in the case mod forum I have placed it here since I won't be fabricating much, if at all since items like the motherboard tray and radiator mounts are actually from the Caselabs store. So maybe you could say I am modding a Caselab's case?? Either way I thought it would be better served here thumb.gif

Anyways here is the current parts list (Everything that I've bought so far lol)

Motherboard Related

CPU: Intel 4930K
MOBO: ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
Memory: 32GB of 2133mhz Corsair Dominator Platinums
GPU:1 x ASUS Radeon R9 290x (Will go Tri-Fire/Tri-SLi, waiting on non reference 290x benchmarks or Maxwell - need 4gb+ vram)
PSU: LEPA 1600W
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB
OD: ASUS 16x Blu Ray Burner
Lighting: NZXT Hue
OS: Window's 8.1 64bit
Word: Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student

Cooling

CPU Block: 1 x XSPC Raystorm CPU waterblock
GPU Block: XSPC Raystorm 290x waterblock (yet to release as of 23/11/13 :/)
Radiator: 2 x Alphacool UT60 420
Radiator: 1 x Alphacool UT60 280
Fan: 14 x Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPRO PK-3 140mm
Fan: 1 x Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPRO PL-2 120mm
Fan Controller: 1 x Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller
Res: 1 x Alphacool Repack Dual Laing D5 - Dual 5.25 Bay Station
Pump: 2 x Alphacool VPP655 Single Edition 12V Variable Speed Pump
Pump Mod Top: 2 x Bitspower D5/MCP655 Pump Mod Kit Matte Black
Fitting: 6 x PrimoChill Rigid Ghost Compression Anodized Silver - 4 Pack
Tubing: 5 x PrimoChill Rigid Acrylic Tubing 24in Clear - 4 Pack
Bending tube: 1 x PrimoChill Silicone Bending Tube
Miscellaneous Fittings:
1 x Phobya Flexible Thread Funnel G1/4 Black
1 x Phobya ATX 24 Pin Bridging Plug Black
6 x Phobya Y-Cable 3Pin to 9x 3Pin 60cm - Black
2 x Alphacool G1/4 M-M Adapter Black
1 x Alphacool G1/4 F-F Extender Chrome
1 x Alphacool G1/4 F-F Extender Black
1 x Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Rotary 90 Degree Adapter
2 x XSPC Razor SLI Flow Bridge
1 x Bitspower Flow Indicator Matte Black
1 x PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing Clear 1/2ID 3/4OD 3m
4 x Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound (4g)
2 x Arctic Silver ArctiClean (60ml Kit)
2 x Bitspower G1/4 Black Sparkle Compression Fitting CC5
1 x Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Mini Valve
1 x Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Low-Profile Stop Fitting
1 x Bitspower T-Block Matte Black
1 x PrimoChill Antimicrobial Tube Coil Silver
2 x PrimoChill Sys Prep - 15ml Bottle
1 x PrimoChill Intensifier Transparent Fluid Dye - UV Electric Blue

Accessories
Monitor: 1 x Asus PB298Q
Keyboard: 1 x Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Mouse Mat: 1 x Corsair Vengeance MM600 Dual Sided Mouse Pad
Mouse: 1 x Corsair Vengeance M65 FPS Laser Gaming Mouse Gunmetal Black
Headset: 1 x Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X Open Back Headphones
Headset Holder: 1 x Audio-Technica Headphone Hook Holder
DAC: 1 x Audioengine D1 Premium 24-Bit DAC
DAC USB: 1 x USB 3.0 A-B Cable 1m
DAC Optical Cable: 1 x Astrotek Toslink Optical Audio Cable, Male to Male 1m
Mic: 1 x Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone Silver
PCIE Slots: 4 x Nexus 3 Pack PCI-Slot Ventilation Brackets
Grommet: 3 x ModSmart U-Channel Molding - 0.8mm
Grommet: 3 x ModSmart U-Channel Molding - 2.4mm
Powerboard: 1 x Eaton Powerware POD+ 8 port Surge Protector
Strap: 1 x Anti-Static Wrist Strap
Ethernet Cable: 1 x Cat6 Network Cable 30m

So now that I got that out of the way biggrin.gif, I should be able to give some information on pictures and timeline for completion.

Well I should be able to get a photo of all the stuff in the next couple of days. In those couple of days I will be building the desk case with the assistance of my father and hopefully have that completed by Wednesday. After that I should have plenty of pictures incoming as I assemble the PC, do the bending of the acrylic and also glamor shots


Anyways, thanks for reading guys - I know it was alot to take in biggrin.gif

Edit: I forgot to mention that this build will be eventually running either 3 ASUS PB278Q (7680x1140) in Eyefinity or 3 Eizio FG2124 (5780x1080 120hz) in Eyefinity
Edited by Heracles - 11/29/13 at 4:27pm
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I can't believe no one has commented on this thread yet, would have thought custom case and a R4BE edition would be at least slightly interesting.

Anyways I should be taking the obligatory look at all my parts photo tomorrow but I thought I would at least show the layout I have planned.


Edited by Heracles - 11/26/13 at 3:41am
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I can't believe no one has commented on this thread yet, would have thought custom case and a R4BE edition would be at least slightly interesting. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Anyways I should be taking the obligatory look at all my parts photo tomorrow but I thought I would at least show the layout I have planned.

dont understand too, perhaps peoples wait image to comment lol.
anyway, my sub for great components thumb.gif
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dont understand too, perhaps peoples wait image to comment lol.
anyway, my sub for great components thumb.gif

Yay first comment biggrin.gif cheers mate

Hopefully the ball gets rolling quickly soon biggrin.gif
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I can't believe no one has commented on this thread yet, would have thought custom case and a R4BE edition would be at least slightly interesting.

Anyways I should be taking the obligatory look at all my parts photo tomorrow but I thought I would at least show the layout I have planned.


Good list and good ambitious build. I think the lack of comments is purely due to no photos. Lots of photos brings lots of people or a history of awesome builds brings lots of people. Good luck with the build, it will be a ton of fun and headaches wink.gif
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3960X ASUS Rampage IV Extreme 4 x eVGA 580 GTX 3GB FTW Hydro 2 in Quad SLI 32 GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair Dominator GT Quad Channel 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
4 x 256GB Crucial M4 in RAID 0 on SATA III 2 x Western Digital 2TB RE4 in RAID 0 on SATA II 2 x LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 3D Playback XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
8 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 5400 RPM Fans 13 x Aerocool Shark Red Edition Fans 4 x Danger Den Black Chrome Top and Nickle Base... Koolance ASUS Rampage IV Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x EK Dominator Red/Nickel Waterblocks 2 x Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480 Radiator 2 x FrozenQ Liquid Fusion Dual Bay Reservoir - ... Bitspower Fittings, Extensions, Etc. 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
4 x Danger Den D5 Pump 4 x Bitspower D5 Pump V2 Mods (Body and Top) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 3 x 27" Samsung 1ms LCD's 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 2 x Corsair 1200AX CaseLabs Magnum TH-10 Logitech G700 Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Victoria Secret Mouse Pad Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers 2 x APC Smart-UPS SMT2200 2200VA LCD 1980 Watt ... Logitech G13 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4960x ASUS Rampage IV Extreme 4 x EVGA GTX TITAN 64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 MHz 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS 16x Blu-Ray Writer CPU Block: EK Supremacy (Clear/Nickel) Pumps: 3 x Aquacomputer Aquastream XT USB 12V P... Reservoir: 2 x Bitspower Z-Tank 250mm All Acrylic 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Motherboard Block: EK ASUS R4E Full Board Block... GPU Block: 4 x EK Titan SE's (Clear/Nickel) GPU Backplate: 4 x EK Geforce GTX Titan Backplate Memory Block: 4 x EK Monarch Series X2's (Clear... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Memory Sideplates: 4 x EK RAM Monarch DIMM Module Radiator: 3 x XSPS AX480's in White Rad Fans: 16 x Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM Coolant: Mayhem Aurora - Tharsis Red 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit PSU: 2 x Corsair AX1200i CaseLabs STH10 MDPC-X Sleeving 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Radiator Gasket: ? x XSPC 480mm Radiator Gaskets Tubing Main: PrimoChill Rigid Acrylic Tube (Clear) Tubing SLI: EK 12mm Acrylic (Clear) Compression Fittings: ? x PrimoChill Rigid Ghos... 
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i7-3960X ASUS Rampage IV Extreme 4 x eVGA 580 GTX 3GB FTW Hydro 2 in Quad SLI 32 GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair Dominator GT Quad Channel 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
4 x 256GB Crucial M4 in RAID 0 on SATA III 2 x Western Digital 2TB RE4 in RAID 0 on SATA II 2 x LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 3D Playback XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
8 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 5400 RPM Fans 13 x Aerocool Shark Red Edition Fans 4 x Danger Den Black Chrome Top and Nickle Base... Koolance ASUS Rampage IV Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x EK Dominator Red/Nickel Waterblocks 2 x Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480 Radiator 2 x FrozenQ Liquid Fusion Dual Bay Reservoir - ... Bitspower Fittings, Extensions, Etc. 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
4 x Danger Den D5 Pump 4 x Bitspower D5 Pump V2 Mods (Body and Top) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 3 x 27" Samsung 1ms LCD's 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 2 x Corsair 1200AX CaseLabs Magnum TH-10 Logitech G700 Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Victoria Secret Mouse Pad Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers 2 x APC Smart-UPS SMT2200 2200VA LCD 1980 Watt ... Logitech G13 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4960x ASUS Rampage IV Extreme 4 x EVGA GTX TITAN 64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 MHz 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
ASUS 16x Blu-Ray Writer CPU Block: EK Supremacy (Clear/Nickel) Pumps: 3 x Aquacomputer Aquastream XT USB 12V P... Reservoir: 2 x Bitspower Z-Tank 250mm All Acrylic 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Motherboard Block: EK ASUS R4E Full Board Block... GPU Block: 4 x EK Titan SE's (Clear/Nickel) GPU Backplate: 4 x EK Geforce GTX Titan Backplate Memory Block: 4 x EK Monarch Series X2's (Clear... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Memory Sideplates: 4 x EK RAM Monarch DIMM Module Radiator: 3 x XSPS AX480's in White Rad Fans: 16 x Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM Coolant: Mayhem Aurora - Tharsis Red 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit PSU: 2 x Corsair AX1200i CaseLabs STH10 MDPC-X Sleeving 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Radiator Gasket: ? x XSPC 480mm Radiator Gaskets Tubing Main: PrimoChill Rigid Acrylic Tube (Clear) Tubing SLI: EK 12mm Acrylic (Clear) Compression Fittings: ? x PrimoChill Rigid Ghos... 
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Build log has potential. Grab some good lighting and a good camera and take some delicious pix. biggrin.gif
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ive always had a thing for desk builds..... subd and let it begin !
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Sounds like its going to be a beast. Best of luck! I can't wait to see more.
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